Delicious homemade raspberry sauce in 15 minutes! Made with ingredients you already have in your pantry. Drizzle on waffles and pancakes, pour over ice cream, make raspberry buttercream, the possibilities are endless.
This whole baking and blogging business has been quite an adventure.
I’ve learned to make bread (still at it), I’ve met fellow foodies (Hi, Natanja!) and had my fair share of sprinkle explosions (remember my Funfetti Cake? So many sprinkles, so little time).
I’ve also learned that we both love the simple recipes.
You like baking special cakes for your loved ones on their birthdays (I do, too) but the recipes you keep coming back to are the simple, everyday ones that make our lives easier (for example: how to make your own whipped cream or that quick and easy recipe for classic buttermilk scones).
And I love that! I’m the same way.
Today I have another simple recipe which I hope you’ll love.
This homemade raspberry sauce cannot get any simpler. And with ingredients you can pronounce! Your pancakes and waffles and ice cream will never be the same again.
For this recipe, I used frozen raspberries, which I froze myself when I was hoarding fruit in the summer (that was when I was on major smoothie mode – check out my Strawberry Mango Banana Smoothie).
I’m sure you can use fresh raspberries too.
Homemade raspberry sauce
Now that’s out of the way, all you need is water, sugar, cornstarch and vanilla.
A quick 15 minutes on the stove and you got yourself homemade raspberry sauce.
It cannot get any simpler than that.
Seeds or no seeds?
I strained my sauce through a mesh sieve to get most seeds out (mine is not fine enough to get them all out) but this is totally up to you.
If they don’t bother you, by all means skip this step and go straight to drizzling!
Drizzle on everything!
And you can drizzle this on everything – pancakes, waffles, ice cream. You can use it to flavour your whipped cream or your buttercream. Darn it I even eat it on its own. It’s so good!
So next time you find yourself with an extra tub of raspberries or you’re on the raspberry syrup aisle at the store (they exist) and wondering if you should buy that bottle – you know what to do!
15-Minute Homemade Raspberry Sauce
- ¼ cup water
- ⅓ cup granulated sugar
- 1 tsp cornstarch dissolved in 2 tbsp water
- 2 cups frozen raspberries about 8 oz
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- In a small saucepan on medium heat, combine all ingredients except vanilla and bring to a boil. Stir regularly to break up the raspberries and to prevent sugar crystals from forming.
- Once it boils, bring it down to a simmer and cook for another 2-3 minutes until it thickens slightly.
- Add the 1 tsp vanilla, give the sauce another good stir and remove from heat. Strain through a fine mesh sieve to remove the seeds (optional). Best served warm.
Nutritional information are estimates only.
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I made raspberr syrup with a bag of frozen raspberries we wamted to get rid of. It was too sour for my daughter but my husband and I liked it. I don’t think I will add more sugar 1/3 cup is plenty. Maybe this is grown ups only sauce kids like it sweeter like chocolate or maple syrup.
Hi Joan! I totally get that. We have raspberry AND chocolate AND maple syrup at home, there’s no reason we can’t have a little of everything 🙂
Had a chance to make this last Saturday – put a little less sugar and had to boil for longer to get it to the thickness I like. Didn’t strain, the seeds don’t bother anyone. It’s delicious. Will make a bigger batch next time. How long do you think this will last if kept in the refrigerator?
Hi Eliza. I’m so glad you liked it. The batch I made more than a month ago is still good. I keep it in the fridge in an airtight container. So I’d say a month and they’d still be OK.
This sounds so yummy perfect for winter or summer breakfast
What a delicious recipe! Rasberry sauce is my most favorite, I am so going to try making this over the weekend!
I’m so glad you used frozen raspberries! I have frozen raspberries! I wanted to try this because Saturday is waffle day in my house and it looked so good.
Hope you guys like it! PS: I love that you have waffle day 🙂
Marisa Franca @ All Our Way
What a delicious looking sauce. I love raspberries. Too bad they are only in season for a short time. I totally understand why you’d hoard them. I think I’d be putting them on everything.
I have never made a sauce like this before but it looks delicious. It would definitely make the perfect addition to waffles.
Natanja @ Home Baked Bliss
Well how lucky am I to be mentioned in one of your posts? 🙂 So happy we met! It’s exciting to watch your wonderful blog grow and also to drool over all the delicious recipes you share with us weekly. Keep up the amazing work!
So happy we met too Natanja! Hope you guys are having a lovely time in your new home 🙂
This looks so tempting and just perfect for breakfast. So worth it. Will definitely try this very soon.
Love that this gets done in 15 mins. Nothing beats raspberry sauce over our weekend brunch pancakes. My kids favorite. The color is always my favorite part..
Gloria @ Homemade & Yummy
I could find so many uses for this delicious sauce. Over pancakes, waffles, ice cream, yogurt…in coffee. Oh my…the ways are endless really.
So many delicious options right?? I was thinking just this afternoon, I should have put some in hot choco too 🙂
I have never thought about making homemade raspberry sauce until your recipe I will defonetly give it ago. It is so affordable with frozen raspberries to
This is such a fun way to add some flavor to so many things. I bet it would taste great on top of yogurt!
I didn’t even think about yogurt! That would be yummy 🙂